The Golden West League champion Mustangs, ranked No. 10 in CIF
Southern Section Division II, improved to 19-5.
Final Costa Mesa 10, Troy 5
Score by Quarters
Costa Mesa 3 1 1 5 -- 10
Troy 3 0 2 0 -- 5
Costa Mesa -- Douglas 6, Yellin 1, Thorsness 1,
Spencer 1, Adamowicz 1. Saves -- Gatti 2.
Semifinal Costa Mesa 15, Laguna Hills 5
Score by Quarters
Costa Mesa 4 4 4 3 -- 15
Laguna Hills 1 0 2 2 -- 5
Costa Mesa -- Thorsness 7, Douglas 3, Medina 2,
Fisk 1, Roche 1, Adamowicz 1. Saves -- Gatti 10.
Coast rules SoCal
* CROSS COUNTRY: Orange Coast College's Kellen Acosta and Ludi
Valdez each won their respective men's and women's individual titles
while both Pirate squads claimed team titles at the Commission on
Athletics Southern California cross country championships Saturday at
Fairbanks Park in San Luis Obispo.
The Pirate men and women each claimed team titles for the third
straight year, this time by a wide margin. The OCC women finished
with 48 points while Riverside came in second with 114.
On the men's side, Coast, which placed three runners in the top
four, tallied 38 points to second-place San Bernardino Valley's 133.
Acosta finished in 22:27 while former Estancia High standout
Humberto Rojas took third in 22:38. Jose Casillas finished fourth in
Valdez, also a former Estancia runner, took first in 16:04 on the
Other Coast men finishers included Jason Valenzuela (10th in
23:20), Matt Staggs (20th in 23:53), Jesus Salazar (49th in 24:32)
and Patrick Fitzgerald (56th in 24:40).
OCC's Emilie Vo (17:04) placed sixth overall on the women's side
while teammate Gaby Santana finished eighth in 17:06. Nor Hernandez
(14th in 17:20), Jewel Buttler (21st in 17:43), Rebecca Powell (25th
in 17:48) and Jenny Sliwa (29th in 17:56) contributed for Coast.
Both Pirate squads will compete in the state finals Nov. 20 at
Woodward Park in Fresno.
'Eater duo in final
* TENNIS: UC Irvine seniors Brian Morton and Ryusuke Kashiwabara
won two men's tennis matches Saturday to advance to today's doubles
final at the Southern California intercollegiates at the Los Angeles